Disney World’s line-up of cranes and bulldozers means new attractions are being built: Tron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ratatouille, Minnie and Mickey’s Runaway Railway, Star Wars hotel, Galaxy’s Edge, Skyliner and more.
Universal Orlando is dealing in a lot of mystery: What will replace Terminator 2? What will the new Nintendo attractions be and where will they go? And is Universal building a fourth park on land it recently acquired?
Some passengers aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 779 were sickened by an odor likened to “dirty socks.” The flight from New York’s LaGuardia to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was diverted to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.
Visitors to Cedar Key, an island three miles off Florida’s Gulf Coast, aren’t coming for crowded beaches, seaside golf resorts, chain hotels or a nonstop pace. They are coming for an all-but-forgotten Florida.
Florida’s theme parks are building a spate of rides for younger children: Sesame Street at SeaWorld, Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World, new rides and a virtual reality roller coaster at Legoland and Nintendo attractions at Universal Orlando.
The new Star Wars land at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be in a settlement on the planet Batuu called Black Spire Outpost. The land, called Galaxy's Edge, will open in late fall 2019 in Orlando and feature a ride on the Millennium Falcon.
New restaurants — including one with a cabaret — have opened at Disney Springs, as has a Star Wars-themed virtual reality experience. Still to come are more restaurants, a new Cirque du Soleil show and the NBA Experience.
If you need a hands-on “Star Wars” fix and can’t wait until Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios next year, this virtual reality experience at Disney Springs in Orlando is one place you can get it.
Disney and Lightstorm Entertainment have created a hulking steampunk beast that will roam Pandora: The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom and talk to guests about plants and conservation starting April 22, the park's 20th anniversary.
At Disney's Animal Kingdom, in the land of Pandora, the utility suit is piloted by a human and was designed to study flora and collect plant samples. Starting April 22, it will rove Pandora and tell guests about the land's plant life.
Think going to Walt Disney World is expensive now? Guests who park their car and stay at Disney resorts will now have to pay for overnight parking. The new fees go into effect on reservations made for March 21, 2018, or later.
With two new rides, Disney’s Toy Story Land is the biggest new attraction opening at Florida’s theme parks this year. But Universal Studios will have Fast and Furious, SeaWorld will have a whitewater raft ride and Legoland adds a virtual reality roller coaster.